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by Iowa_guy
Thu Mar 05, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 626548

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

I'm just curious why the hell Rick & Co. haven't made, I dunno. Swords and spears out of sheet metal. Shields. I mean, the Norse did a pretty good job of keeping people at arm's length with a shield wall, then stabbing folks in the face with their own spears. Not a difficult concept. The whole "let...
by Iowa_guy
Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:15 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: AR-10 (or something) in .308
Replies: 22
Views: 1430

Re: AR-10 (or something) in .308

I just traded out my Mini 30 with all the extra's I had accumulated for a DPMS 308 Sportical (no fwd assist or dust cover). Have not shot it yet but I did get a Burris 1-4 with the Fastfire on top. It feels solid and seems to have a fairly tight fit for all the parts. The top rail is kinda ugly look...
by Iowa_guy
Wed Dec 24, 2014 12:04 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 626548

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

My new T-Shirt...the wife just gets me.
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by Iowa_guy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:26 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: What was your first pistol?
Replies: 105
Views: 13268

Re: What was your first pistol?

Beretta 92FS because its what I learned on for the military. I figured if it was good enough for the Navy it was good enough for me. Until I got my Glock 34 I had never shot as well with any other pistol.
by Iowa_guy
Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: "Walking Dead" Cable Series
Replies: 12447
Views: 626548

Re: "Walking Dead" Cable Series

That article is definitely worth a read. She apparently has done similar operations in Cambodia and Vietnam, but this was the first time she has been involved in an operation with armed personnel. So Laurie Holden is like some sort of real-life super secret undercover anti-human trafficking spy. Wh...
by Iowa_guy
Wed Sep 24, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Replacement buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: Replacement buckles

I never even considered cutting a notch into the male end. Looks like I can get some use out of my Dremel this weekend.
by Iowa_guy
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Replacement buckles
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Replacement buckles

I am on the hunt for some replacement side disconnect buckles. The issue is I need the male side to have the ability to attach to an empty loop. http://www.supplycaptain.com/images/products/1.5field33%20enlarge.jpg I have found plenty of kits that have the opening to slip the female end like the one...
by Iowa_guy
Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:57 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Kelty Bad!!!!!Kelty Eagle Great!!!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Kelty Bad!!!!!Kelty Eagle Great!!!!!!!

Vicarious_Lee wrote:Is there a coined term for the practice of getting on the Internet and bad mouthing someone who you think has wronged you everyhwere that it's relevant?

"Bitchspamming"? Can we make that a thing?
Someone call Webster's.
by Iowa_guy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The best polar rifle ever
Replies: 77
Views: 6581

Re: The best polar rifle ever

ghost792 wrote:I seem to recall that USN subs surfacing in the Arctic use(d) M14s for polar bear watch.

You are correct and we used a cold weather version of CLP. Unless they stock the subs for Ice Runs now they are using M-16/M-4s nowadays.

The M-14 may stay in stock just to have the line throwing capability.
by Iowa_guy
Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Kevlar Helmets, General Helmets and Head protection!
Replies: 43
Views: 5407

Re: Kevlar Helmets, General Helmets and Head protection!

crypto wrote:I'm not worried about frag or ballistic helmets, I have a bump helmet in the form of a ProTac skate helmet. It's also my bike helmet, and I used it rapelling once.

Do you have a particular model that you use? I am debating between the full cut with the ear protection and the classic style.
by Iowa_guy
Mon Aug 04, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Toledo Water Problems - Do Not Drink, Do Not Boil
Replies: 59
Views: 4729

Re: Toledo Water Problems - Do Not Drink, Do Not Boil

That was quick...couple of hours ago they said a few neighborhoods still had high levels and they were keeping the ban in place city-wide.

Central Iowa went through this in 1993. The water plant was flooded out and they shut off the system. I think we went 10 or so days without water.
by Iowa_guy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New Series "The Last Ship"
Replies: 28
Views: 3841

Re: New Series "The Last Ship"

I was wondering about their decontamination procedures when they pulled all the food off the plague ship. They're going to have to find a way to inoculate the crew very quickly, or the cast is going to drop dramatically. It looked like they stuck with cans and packages of food. I would assume a dun...
by Iowa_guy
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:59 am
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: New Series "The Last Ship"
Replies: 28
Views: 3841

Re: New Series "The Last Ship"

Having served on one of these ships I will say they got the interior looks pretty close. The passageways are about as narrow as the real thing and the terminology and equipment are fairly realistic. The plot and dialogue on the other hand could be it's undoing in my opinion. Feels like they threw so...
by Iowa_guy
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:44 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Building my first BOB
Replies: 9
Views: 955

Re: Building my first BOB

Off the top of my head I recommend a head lamp for illumination. This will often be more critical than a hand carried light. Do you have valuables? Photograph them along with any paperwork you may need (Birth, Wedding, Certs, Insurance Cards, Passport, Drivers Lic etc.) Phone numbers and addresses y...
by Iowa_guy
Wed May 28, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Well, we got to bug out last week...
Replies: 19
Views: 2126

Re: Well, we got to bug out last week...

Why didn't you take all the guns? Shits expensive to replace if they get burnt up. Insurance coverage. If my firearms burn up I've got coverage for all of them plus the accessories. Not sure if the OP has something similar. not to be nit-picky, but would insurance replace them if they knew you coul...
by Iowa_guy
Tue May 27, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: DUNAMIS GEAR "Tee-harness" pouches
Replies: 14
Views: 1409

Re: DUNAMIS GEAR "Tee-harness" pouches

Those would look pretty nice in my Tarahumara on the insert they make. I need some better pouch options and they merely need to hang inside the pack.
by Iowa_guy
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .223 semiautomatic rifle in the car...
Replies: 57
Views: 2695

Re: .223 semiautomatic rifle in the car...

What situation do you feel you would need to deploy a rifle from the driver position?
by Iowa_guy
Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:43 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Agis Gear Pack Intro and Review
Replies: 24
Views: 2638

Re: Agis Gear Pack Intro and Review

crypto wrote:Hey TLO, one other important thing I forgot to ask: What is the empty weight of the pack?

The one complaint I have about my eberlestock is that its almost 7lb empty. bombproof construction comes at a price.
The website lists the weight at 4.8lbs.
by Iowa_guy
Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:03 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Help Me Stick Tab A in Slot B
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: Help Me Stick Tab A in Slot B

Maxpedition updated their universal holster. Look for the Sneak, it has space to carry both the gun and a mag or multi tool.
by Iowa_guy
Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: My HPG Recon Setup 56K Hell
Replies: 15
Views: 5057

Re: My HPG Recon Setup 56K Hell

For anyone even remotely on the fence about one of these packs because of pistol size, I can assure you the Recon will fit a Glock 34 with TLR-1 (Valentine's Day present from the wife). Additionally I can re-position the Maxped SNEAK holster to fit the monster and still slide the spare mag in for a ...
by Iowa_guy
Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1774
Views: 283794

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Bought a Tarainsert from HPG. It obviously fits inside the Tarahumara but I can transfer it to my laptop bag where it fits in an otherwise empty pocket. Also picked up one of HPGs Medium Pouches and some of the Condor mesh insert pouches to attach to the Tarainsert. Still figuring out how I want it ...
by Iowa_guy
Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:43 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When to put on the warm pants?
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

Re: When to put on the warm pants?

I do have some snow pants already may have to see how much I can pack them down to fit in the GHB.
by Iowa_guy
Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: When to put on the warm pants?
Replies: 9
Views: 1360

When to put on the warm pants?

With the Mars-like temps the Midwest has been experiencing, I made extra sure my GHB had some thermal pants in it. (Coat is plenty warm so no extra shirt for me) It got me to thinking: Would I make my self worse off by stripping down to put the base layer on then put back on the pants? I typically w...
by Iowa_guy
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Combo Weapons?
Replies: 22
Views: 2292

Re: Combo Weapons?

Or you get an axe with a long handle and save the duct tape. Any jury rigged weapon stands a good chance of failing at first contact with the enemy. Yes but say your like me I live in *northern Ireland* with my girlfriend and flatmate in Manchester. We don't have any sort of axe and guns aren't eas...

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